Bear viewing on Admiralty Island, part of Admiralty Island National Monument, a federally protected wilderness area administered by the Tongass National Forest, allows visitors to experience bears at home in the forests of the Kootznoowoo Wilderness. This wilderness encompasses vast stands of old growth temperate rainforest and is prime habitat for brown bears, bald eagles, and Sitka black-tailed deer.
This full-day bear viewing tour begins from the Juneau International Airport. Here you will receive an orientation and then board a classic Alaska floatplane for an approximately 25 minute flight to Admiralty Island. Along the way, your guide will point out the topography and natural features of Admiralty Island seen out the window. You may be lucky and see whales or bears on the beach as you approach the island! Your aircraft will land on the water and taxi to the beach where you will offload. Once on the beach, you will spend the next approximately 5 hours in Alaska bear country, walking about a mile within the viewing estuary where bears are likely to be seen foraging or fishing for salmon. Afterwards flight back to Juneau.
Transfers to and from airport.
Full name including middle name(s) as per ID/passport, date of birth, and body weight. Children have to be at least 9 years old to participate in this tour.
The program will include a combination of hotels or motels that are considered moderate to standard tourist class. Please be aware not all hotels have shuttle services.
If you would like to book the standard program but with upgraded rail seating, the option and surcharge will be listed when you save to your cart.
The program will include standard rooms at this category of hotel where possible. Alaska has very limited hotel choices in remote areas and small towns. The properties will typically offer a wider range of services such as a full-service restaurant, room service and perhaps a pool or spa facilities. Please be aware the upgraded accommodations in downtown Anchorage do not have hotel shuttle services. Many of the upgraded hotels also offer guaranteed view rooms for additional cost. If you would like a specific room type, in addition to the upgraded program, please ask us about availability and cost difference.
All journeys between Anchorage and Whittier are in standard seating as deluxe dome cars are not available on that route.